Archive - Mar 2005

March 21st

England to Name Champion Fighters

The summer of 2005 will see a return of knights of old to the tourney field when English Heritage sponsors a series of knightly competitions. Listen to the story.

Barony of Winter's Gate Investiture

Their Excellencies Khevron and Morgana invite one and all to help celebrate the investiture of their heirs Griffin and Margery. His Majesty Alden has confirmed He will be joining us for the festivities, as have Their Highnesses Buliwyf and Svana. The theme is Black and White.

Fools Revel

Join the Barony of Selviergard in a day of foolishness and fun at the Fools Revel. If you haven't already guessed, it will be based on the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". So, be prepared for much mayhem and silliness throughout the day!

Cherry Blossom Festival

The sun is shinning the birds are singing…come out and celebrate Eskalya's Annual Cherry Blossom Viewing……

Costume-Con® 23: Utah Crossroads: Space and Time

Join us this year at Costume-Con® 23: Utah Crossroads: Space and Time for four days of classes, workshops and panels. This is a chance to meet like-minded costumers.

Known World Costuming and Rattan Symposium

The Shire of Dun Ard welcomes you to the 2005 Known World Costuming & Rattan Symposium.

Beowulf: Dude, Where's my Arm?!

The Baronial College of Tor Aerie presents Beowulf: Dude, Where's my Arm?!

Sir Cadogan and Mistress Eufemia, heirs of Drachenwald

Genevieve la flechiere, Schwarzdrachen herald in Drachenwald, provides a detailed report on the noble contest to determine the new Royal Heirs in that fair Kingdom.

Photos from Lochac's Canterbury Faire Online

William de Cameron has posted photos from Lochac's Canterbury Faire which took place February 11-15, 2005 in Waipara, New Zealand.

March 20th

Medieval Spring Celebrations

Aoife is just in time this week, with an Aoife's Links edition devoted to Spring Equinox rituals and customs and other celebrations of the season.

How the Plague Changed the World

New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani looks at The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, a new book by John Kelly.

March 19th

Farmer's Field Reveals 14th Century Secret

Ten feet beneath a farmer's field near Linlithgow, Scotland lies a secret: a network of 14th century sandstone tunnels.

British Museum Returns Treasure to Sutton Hoo - Temporarily

A 1500-year-old hanging bowl is being loaned to Sutton Hoo for an exhibit which takes place at the Anglo-Saxon ship burial site beginning in March, 2005.

March 18th

Black Plague has Effect on HIV

A recent medical study by researchers at the University of Liverpool concludes that the Black Plague of the Middle Ages may have increased modern Europeans' resistance to HIV.

Lend Me Thine Ears: Medieval Poetry

Are you a "poet and don't know-et?" This week, Dame Aoife takes us on a poetic journey through this fine art that has been the choice of lovers, leaders, and lechers since time immemorial.

More Photos from Atlantia's Ymir Tourney

Tankred Bras-de-Fer has posted new photos from Atlantia's Ymir Tourney.

March 17th

Does Ides of March worry modern Julius Caesar? Not really, he says.

A modern-day man from western Germany, whose legal name is Cajus Julius Caesar, says people want to know what kind of precautions he takes on the "Ides of March".

Gulf Wars in the News

The Hattiesburg Amercian ran an article on the SCA's Gulf Wars in a recent edition of the newspaper, including a short interview with the King of Calontir.

Y'ain't Nuthin' but a hound dog

The hound dog may not be a fancy breed, but they've been lovable and faithful friends of Mankind for centuries. This week, Dame Aoife takes a look at the humble but helpful hounds.

Reporter Learns About the Middle Ages at Northshield Event

Judy Juenger of the Monroe, Wisconsin Times visited the Middle Ages recently with members of the Canton of Wolfhome when she attended the group's spring A&S event.

March 16th

Codex Sinaiticus to be Digitized

The Codex Sinaiticus, the earliest copy of the New Testament, is scheduled to be digitized and published on CD-ROM.

Vienna exhibit features working models of Da Vinci's inventions

The Vienna Art Centre offers a new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit featuring 62 working models (some full-scale and some miniature) of his mechanical inventions.

Photos from Atlantia's Arts & Sciences Festival Online

Dame Hróðný Rognvaldsdóttir has posted a number of photos from the recent Atlantia Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival.

March 15th

"Lord of the Rings" Exhibition to Tour World

An exhibition of props, jewelry, armor and costumes from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films will be touring many of the major cities of the world in the next few months.

Below the Salt

Are you tired of trying to decide what title to use when addressing a particular noble? Are you frustrated with being caught off guard when the King and Queen suddenly appears before you? Still having trouble figuring out which award is for what and whether or not it is a kingdom level or a baronial level award? Are you still confused at what a peerage is? Well then, have we got an event for you!

SCA Research Undertaken

THL Aryanhwy merch Catmael is seeking information from the various kingdoms regarding the elevation of peers from apprentices and proteges.

Bardic Madness Photos Online

Lady Mechthild zur Drachenhoehle has posted photos from the Kingdom of Northshield's recent Bardic Madness event.

March 14th

Early Music Festival features music from the British Isles

This year's Amherst Early Music Festival will be centering on the "Music of the British Isles: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque". Two week-long sessions will be held at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont July 10-17 and July 17-24.

Guild Fanucci Presents "Iron Bard"

Do you have the mettle to claim the iron? Guild Fanucci wants to know!

Photos from L'Ile du Dragon Dormant's First Investiture Online

Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen has posted photos from the recent Investiture of Pellandres dit le Frere and Valeria Laskaris in the Barony of L'Ile du Dragon Dormant (Montreal).